Aspen Woods Real Estate & Community Guide
From its beginning as farmland, a few rural acreages and groves of Aspen trees on the city’s western outskirts, Aspen Woods has evolved into one of Calgary’s premiere suburbs. Although the land was annexed in 1956, development didn’t begin until 2001 and continues to this day throughout the affluent community.
Aspen Woods is bounded by 12th Avenue & Bow Trail on the north, 17th Avenue to the south and 69th Street on the east. To the west, the soon-to-be-completed south portion of the West Ring Road connecting Highway 8 to the Trans-Canada Highway will provide residents with even greater transportation choices. It’s already just a quick commute downtown, to the University of Calgary; or an easy escape to the Rocky Mountains. There’s also transit service with connection to the nearby 69th Street C-train station.
Housing options range from moderately-priced low-rise apartments and townhouses to luxury ‘New York-style’ million dollar brownstones with private elevators and opulent estate homes with mountain or ravine views.
The residents are mostly young (almost 80% are less than 49 years old), well educated (77% have post-secondary education – certificate, diploma, degree), and wealthy (the median household income is more than double the Calgary average).
Aspen Woods features parks and playgrounds, paved walking paths and forested trails, plenty of green spaces and a half dozen stream-fed or storm-drain supplied ponds including the pretentiously-named Aspen Woods Lake. There are several shopping plazas within the community that offer everything from restaurants and coffee outlets to boutique shops and grocery stores. Among its half-dozen private or charter schools are the prestigious Rundle College and Webber Academy. It’s little wonder that Aspen Woods is one of Calgary’s most desirable communities.